In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
I'm a lover not a fighter.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans.
People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.
I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody.
I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty.
I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike.
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism
I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans.
According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world.
African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.
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